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Two-piece dress, Sweden, Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden Little Mermaid Pink Dress - Absolutely!

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Mary Walker (1832 - 1919)  The only woman ever to win the Congressional Medal of Honor was best known during her life as a feminist, abolitionist, surgeon... and the woman who insisted on wearing pants! Mary Edwards Walker was one of America's first female doctors

Mary Walker - The only woman ever to win the Congressional Medal of Honor was best known during her life as a feminist, abolitionist, surgeon. and the woman who insisted on wearing pants! Mary Edwards Walker was one of America's first female doctors

Cute button configuration on the blouse - will be using a similar button embellishment on my skirt.

Vivandiere identified on back, but difficult to decipher name. Appears to read ‘Emma Lawrie as Daughter of the Regiment.

Bloomer or exercise dress from Jennifer Allison Stanley

Lizzie Stamp, c. This site has great pics of dress reform outfits, and interesting snippits of information

The Bloomer Costume, Amelia Bloomer, 1851. Amelia Jenks Bloomer was an American women's rights and temperance advocate. Even though she did not create the women's clothing reform style known as bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy.  Born: May 27, 1818, Homer, NY Died: December 30, 1894, Council Bluffs, IA.

The Bloomer Costume, Amelia Bloomer, 1851

The Bloomer Costume, Amelia Bloomer, "The Bloomer Costume" consisted of wearing these big, Turkish inspired, trousers underneath your skirt. People shunned the idea of referencing clothing from the East. Bloomerism became an American custom though.

Antonia Ford, Confederate Spy

Women Spies of the Civil War

Antonia Ford, Confederate Spy - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Possibly knitted/crocheted shawl (woman standing in middle back)

Arago, vers This is kinda what I imagine Jo, Amy, Meg, Beth and the rest of the March family would look like.

1860’s Dr. Mary Walker - Feminist Abolitionist Alleged spy Confederate POW

1860’s Dr. Mary Walker - Feminist Abolitionist Alleged spy Confederate POW

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